The Flag of the Republic

The Flag Of The Republic.

Long wave our proud Stars and Stripes of Liberty,
O’er this mighty Republic, the land of the Free
The Nation sacred that Washington blest,
The asylum and home for all the distressed:
Where the foreigner’s free from Oppression’s chain,
True as the sea-bird that flies o’er the main:
Where wealth has no power, honor no throne:
Columbia! Liberty claims thee its own!

Columbia! though Treason now reigns in thy land,
Thou shalt escape unscared from the dastard band,
Of Traitors who’ve trampled thy Flag in the dust.
For, triumphant shall be the cause of the just,
And thy good Ship of State shall sail again free,
The terror of despots, the mistress of the sea,
And thy Banner of Stars once more proudly flow;
From the pine-tree coast to the broad Mexico!

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